Uncle Roger and I Are Cancelled

The news just came through today that comedian Nigel Ng, in his Uncle Roger persona, has had his Bilibili and Weibo accounts suspended in China. He was suspended over this comedy sketch:

I saw this article in The Guardian this morning. Well, I can say now that I have something in common with Uncle Roger, see my previous article here.

Uncle Roger Suspended in China - Haiyaaa

Blocking or suspending really serves no purpose, it just increases the popularity by shining a light on those who have been banned. Just like banning of books by certain states in the US (see this article on Pen America), its just a free advert, but we all know that there are certain far right “leaders” who want to emulate countries like Russia and China. The analytics of this website have increased since due to China blocking it. It’s quite amusing that they block my dot com site but not my dot ca one.

Dot Com Website Blocked in China

As a result, I decided to do an IP country block on China, as well as Russia, and funnily enough I’ve had a significant decrease in bot attacks as well. Most attacks on this website have actually come from the US though.

People in China are not stupid, anything they want to see on any website around the world can just be accessed via VPN

Well, I guess this is the world we live in now, where I get blocked for promoting and reviewing Chinese TV shows, and Nigel Ng gets blocked because the CCP haven’t got a sense of humour. They’ve only got themselves to blame for the bad publicity.

Uncle Roger/Nigel Ng Sources

In the Media (OR Uncle Roger is now famous)

2023-05-22T17:53:33+00:0022 May 2023|China|

Banned in China

Numerous websites have been blocked by China and now we can add my one to the list.

I checked its availability through vpnMentor plus some other similar sites so as not to rely on one source of information.

It’s actually not something I really expected since I don’t say anything bad about China on here. I do promote many Chinese media productions so I’m just baffled by the ban. Maybe the ban is because they found a certain keyword on my site? Is that how they do it?

This is a list of the most popular websites blocked in China, and as the article suggests most there will just access them using VPNs. The number of Chinese citizens that are on Western social media is extensive despite them being blocked. I doubt if anyone there will go to the time and trouble to view my website but it’s easy if they wanted to.

My dot ca (Canada) website is not blocked in China, which is curious as that just links to the latest articles here.

It’s not a big deal really, just took me by surprise. Banning for political reasons is pretty vulgar in 2023 though, very authoritarian, the far right in the US does it too.

Click here to see all the Chinese shows I’ve reviewed.

2023-04-12T04:13:18+00:0012 April 2023|China|